Major Arthur E. "Gene" Overton (USAF Ret.)

  • BORN: October 11, 1932
  • DIED: January 30, 2018
  • LOCATION: Sylvester, Georgia

Maj. Arthur E. "Gene" Overton (USAF Ret.), 85, of Sylvester died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Cathy Green and Rev. Mike Carter will officiate.
Maj. Overton was born on October 11, 1932 in Atlanta, GA to the late Arthur Overton and Marian Aultman Sumner. He had lived in Worth County most of his life. Maj. Overton was a Vietnam Veteran, serving honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before retiring at the rank of Major. He attended Georgia Military College. Maj. Overton was a skilled pilot who worked for several companies including Sunbelt Plantation, Gray Air Service and Adcock & Morris, later at Adcock Pecans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a Georgia Bulldogs Fan. Maj. Overton was an active member of Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Carol Powell Overton of Sylvester; daughter, Erica Overton Sarkissian of Atlanta; granddaughter, Annabelle Sarkissian of Atlanta; brother, Dr. James Andrew "Andy" Sumner (Mary) of Kensington, MD; sisters, Marian Overton Moore of Sylvester. and Suzy Sumner Varner (Ed) of Warner Robins, GA; step-sons, Chris Bearden (Jessica) of Albany and Lance Bearden (Stephanie) of Macon; 6 step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Overton was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Trussell Overton on July 23, 2001.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Best Friends Humane Society, 787 Ephesus Church Rd, Poulan, GA 31781, or the Air Commando Association, P.O. Box 7 Mary Esther, FL. 32569-0007
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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

  • Friday, February 02
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Banks Funeral Home Chapel
  • 210 N. Main Street
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
  • (229) 776-2055
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Funeral Service
  • Saturday, February 03
    2:00 PM
  • Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
  • 109 E. Pope St.
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
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  • Saturday February 03
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • 701 S. Isabella St.
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
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“ Carol, my prayers and sympathy are with you. So sorry I did not know of this sooner. God Bless you and Erica and the rest of the family. ”

Posted by: Sue Cashwell - Thomasville, GA

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